17 August 2021, Tue

Over thousand people killed in a major earthquake in Haiti; Jamaat Ameer condoles

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the message of condolence on 17 August 2021 expressing deep shock over the massive casualties and losses of properties in a massive earthquake in southwestern Haiti on last 14th of August.

A major earthquake killed at least 1419 people in southwestern Haiti on Saturday, reducing churches, hotels and around 84 thousand homes to rubble in the latest tragedy to hit the impoverished Caribbean nation already mired in humanitarian and political crises.

The 7.2-magnitude quake, which was followed by a series of aftershocks, struck 8 km (5 miles) from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, about 150 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince, at a depth of 10 km also caused injury to another 69 thousand people. On behalf of our organization, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, I would like to extend deep sympathy to the government and the people of Haiti. The Caribbean nation has being suffering from a widespread loss which is tough to be fulfilled. I hope that the government and the people of Haiti would like to overcome this critical time.

I am extending deep sympathy to all the victim families who have lost their nearest member in this disaster. Besides, I am praying for the quick recovery of the injured.